The mission of the California Historical Society
is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The current CHS headquarters accommodate the administrative offices, North Baker Research Library, exhibition galleries, and museum store.
* Over 4,500 dedicated members belong to the Society.
* Publishes California History, a quarterly journal.
* Keeps an active public program schedule, including exhibitions, lectures, and other public events.
* The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
* The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 357-1848 x220 Reference desk
(415) 357-1850 Fax
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